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A Philosopher Looks at Architecture

Paul Guyer
In this book, Paul Guyer argues that the fundamental goals of architecture identified by the Roman architect Marcus Pollio Vitruvius in the first century BCE - good construction, functionality, and aesthetic appeal - remain valid despite constant changes in human activities, building materials and technologies, and artistic styles and cultures.
£9.99
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A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture 2 Volume Set: With Illustrations, Notes, and an Examination of Grecian Architecture

Chambers, Sir William
This two-volume work, expanded and published in 1825, is regarded as one of the standard English texts on classical architecture.
£45.99
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Architects and the 'Building World' from Chambers to Ruskin: Constructing Authority

Hanson, Brian
This text examines how the authority of architects was created within the changing working practices of British architecture.
£27.99
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Architectural Invention in Renaissance Rome: Artists, Humanists, and the Planning of Raphael's Villa Madama

Elet Y
A revisionist view of Renaissance architectural design as a dialectical process engaging word and image in the creation of Raphael's masterwork.
£90.00
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Architecture and the Senses in the Italian Renaissance: The Varieties of Architectural Experience

Karmon, David
This book offers an innovative approach to Renaissance buildings and cities by reassessing the Renaissance understanding of the senses and the function of this architecture as an 'experiential trigger.' The experience of Renaissance architecture extends beyond scholarly investigations to engage and inspire anyone who encounters these sites.
£75.00
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Architecture, Society, and Ritual in Viking Age Scandinavia: Doors, Dwellings, and Domestic Space

Eriksen, Marianne Hem
This book takes a fresh perspective on the Viking Age; it is a social archaeology of the Viking home. A highly charged architectural element - the door - is used as a gateway to generate new knowledge of households and society in Viking Age Scandinavia, fleshing out everyday life and domestic ritual.
£75.00
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Bioinspired Structures and Design

Soboyejo, Wole (Worcester Polytechnic In
Master simple to advanced biomaterials and structures with this essential text. Featuring topics ranging from bionanoengineered materials to bio-inspired structures for spacecraft and bio-inspired robots, this is the ideal introduction to this emerging field for students in engineering and science as well as researchers.
£74.99
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British Architectural Books and Writers: 1556-1785

Harris, Eileen
This 1990 account of architectural books printed in Britain surveys a body of complex literature largely uncharted in bibliographical terms.
£47.99
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Cambridge Architecture: A Concise Guide

Ray, Nicholas
An illustrated introduction to the history and meaning of Cambridge architecture.
£32.99
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